tasting life

Great Egret Contour Feather and Breeding Plume

Great Egret Contour Feather and Breeding Plume

Swathed in morning’s calm

I probe each feather

Slipping it through oil moistened beak

Locking each barbule into place

Forming shields against sky and sea

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Deeper I push

Rustling fluffed down into place

Nibbling along each shaft

Cleaning, restoring from quill to tip

Shaking away feather dust

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Ascending lofty branches

Grooming neck and elegant head

Long toes and curved nails combing

Investigating, sorting

Queenly attire

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Mounting the newborn breeze

I return to fertile pond

Gliding onto still waters

Freshened for the day

Tasting life

Great Egret

Great Egret

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8 thoughts on “tasting life

  1. Thank you for the lovely poems and photos! I regret not stopping by for so long and am glad I finally had a chance to catch up. What a lovely woman you are with so much to share with others…I’m glad you take the time to bless us all. Thank you!!!

    • Thank you, Scott. Some of the photos on this post were taken at the same time as photos on a previous post. I can see how the two could be confused. Hopefully, I can show more variety in the future.

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